Kingston University London - Product & Furniture Design MA

Kingston University London

Product & Furniture Design MA

You may specialize in either product or furniture design. A hands-on approach incorporates research techniques, collaboration, and group working, developing finished objects intended for craft, industrial production, or conceptual prototype.

The course is studio and project-based. You will practice interdisciplinary methods of working, often collaborating with postgraduates from other courses. Activities may include specialist lectures, workshop inductions, group and personal tutorials, seminars, and symposiums. In your final project, you will be able to develop your interests and agenda. Your work will culminate in an exhibition, attended by design professionals and the press.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • In our workshops, you will be able to practice traditional making techniques as well as the latest 2D and 3D rapid prototyping and digital cutting technologies.
  • You will be supported by expert tutors, professional designers, and specialist practitioners who bring a broad mix of experience to the course.
  • The course offers the opportunity to gain valuable industry experience through live client projects. Previous project partners include IKEA, Tefal,, Camden Town Brewery, British Airways, Network Rail, Black+Blum, and Herman Miller.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:1 or above honours degree or equivalent in a related art, design or craft subject and/or appropriate professional experience.
  • IELTS of 6.5 overall with no element below 5.5.


Career Prospects

Many postgraduate courses at Kingston University allow students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The responsibility for finding the work placement is with the student; we cannot guarantee the work placement, just the opportunity to undertake it. As the work placement is an assessed part of the course, it is covered by a student's Student Route visa.

Career opportunities after completing Product & Furniture Design MA

  • User Experience Architect.
  • User Experience Manager.
  • Design Director.
  • Design Specialist.
  • Design Manager.
  • Director Of User Experience.
  • Product Design Consultant.
  • Interface Specialist.

Course Details

This course is part of the Design School's postgraduate programme. The structure, shared with students from other design courses, enables you to explore your individual specialist interests within an integrative learning environment that provides an understanding of the value and role of interdisciplinary methods and ways of working. The influences and impact of thinking from other related design subjects on your own specialist study is an important aspect of the identity and the community of interdisciplinary practice at masters level in the Design School.

This structure is designed to help progress and develop your independent learning, encouraging you to construct and explore projects concerned with areas of particular personal interests. The overarching course philosophy, based upon an emphasis on research, methodology and design thinking, allows individual and personal concerns to be explored through focused study in product and furniture design.


Designing Research
Creative Futures
Creative Practice 1: Design Thinking & Making
Critical Practice
The Major Project

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